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cupidity - greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid
enamored - in love; Ex. enamored of his own beauty; V. enamor: inspire with love
giddy - light-hearted; not serious; frivolous; dizzy; causing dizziness; Ex. giddy youth; Ex. giddy climb/height
incidence - rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality
rhapsodize - speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner; Ex. rhapsodize over the beauty of the scenery
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
menagerie - collection of wild animals on exhibition; zoo
pending - not yet decided or settled; impending; Ex. pending decision; PREP. while awaiting; until; Ex. delay the decision pending his return
hindrance - block; obstacle; V. hinder
efface - rub out; remove the surface of